Yoga Class Descriptions

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Yoga Class Levels and Descriptions:

I – Very gentle / Therapeutic. No experience needed.  Appropriate for individuals interested in the gentler practices of yoga and/ or those with physical challenges.

II – Gentle.  Low intensity. No experience needed.

III – Moderate.  Moderate intensity. No experience needed, but good body awareness is helpful.

IV – Experienced.  Though no experience necessary, some prior yoga experience, or good body awareness is recommended.  Intensity may be vigorous

Mixed Levels – Postures can be easily modified to meet a variety of intensity and experience levels.

 Chair Yoga – I / Mixed levels

This chair based Yoga Class will offers the benefits of our other yoga classes but using a chair for support &/or balance as appropriate for each individual student.  A series of options are given for each posture to allow students to find the optimal balance between support and challenge to meet them where they are at in the moment.  This class will incorporate an exploration of alignment, strength, balance, flexibility, breath, and relaxation.  All are welcome to this class.  No Yoga experience needed.

Mindfulness Yoga – I / Gentle Joints

This class incorporates breath work, yoga postures, gentle movement sequences, guided relaxation, and silent meditation to support increased awareness and mindfulness of the breath and body, and quieting of the nervous system.  This is a gentle joints class so there is no weight bearing through the knees or wrists.  Chairs are available.

Yin Yoga – Mixed levels

Yin Yoga is a slow-paced practice focused on applying moderate stress to the connective tissues – tendons, fascia, and ligaments – with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility.  Most stretches and poses are mat based and tend to be held for longer periods of time. This is a meditative approach to yoga which helps cultivate awareness of one’s inner stillness.

Gentle Flow Yoga – II

Gentle Flow Yoga is geared specifically for those new to yoga or those who are interested in a gentle practice.  This class incorporates simple flowing sequences to warm up the body, as well as slower paced movements focusing on alignment, strength, balance, and flexibility.  Each class will end with an extended period of relaxation.  This class is appropriate for anyone of any age, shape or size. No experience or flexibility required.

Morning Flow – II/III

 Morning Flow Yoga is comparable to Moderate Flow Yoga but dialed down a notch honoring individuals’ energetic levels earlier in morning. This class allows you to arrive and enjoy quiet stillness, warm up and energize the body, and leave class ready to enter the rest of your day with vitality and equanimity.

 Evening Flow – II/III

 Evening Flow Yoga is similar to Moderate Flow Yoga but dialed down a notch honoring individuals’ energetic levels at the end of the day.  This class allows you to arrive and enjoy quiet stillness, move the body and burn off excess energy, and wind down to a deeper state of relaxation as you prepare for your evening.

Moderate Flow – III

 This flow class focuses on the fundamental yoga poses that make up a well-rounded yoga practice. Emphasis is placed on safe and effective alignment during poses and during the transitions between poses. Individuals new to yoga, and those who have practicing for years, will enjoy deepening their understanding of these core poses and the effects they can have on the body, breath, emotions, thoughts, and sense of becoming more centered. This class can be moderately vigorous as individuals flow from one pose to the next guided by their breath and the supportive guidance of the instructor.

 Flow Yoga – Level IV

Our flow class invites further exploration of yoga and the body, mind, and spirit by broadening your exposure to a variety of yoga poses and their variations.  This class is appropriate for individuals who have some yoga experience, or at least a good understanding of their body and how it moves.  Flow is a vigorous class where the movements are connected to each other in a flowing manner and linking movement with breath is a primary focus.  Beginners are welcome, but will be encouraged to pace themselves and focus on mastering the basic poses before moving onto the more complex poses.

 

Private Yoga

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Have questions? Click here to review What to Expect at Your First Yoga Class.

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